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Children's eating disorder disaster as cases soar due to coronavirus 'perfect storm'

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Number of children and young people needing help for eating disorders have soared during the pandemic. Numbers rose 50 per cent between June and August.

NHS England figures show 4,535 under-20s were referred for treatment – about 50 a day – compared to 3,050 in the same period last year.

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